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Discussion in 'LV Fan Region: Meroi' started by Skittle, Dec 9, 2020.

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    Apologies for posting twice in a row, but!! Art!!!! For Cove!!!!!!!!! Holy Shit I Drew The Them!!!

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    Cute. The eyes remind me of a fish for some reason.

    Also @Skittle I just realized something. You named the Water gym leader Lachlan and gave the idea that he's obsessed with some sort of Loch Ness Monster equivalent. Galar has a Water gym leader named after Loch Ness (I assume).
     
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    im not very familiar with swsh (as ive never played them lol) so thats probably coincidence haha. at least its more creative than wallace/juan bc they sound like water lmfao (as much as i love my sootopolis boys......... their names are so uncreative it hurts)

    also that design is cute!! the colors are really pleasing and i love the little sweater ^^ i feel like i must protect and tell my friends and neighbors about it
     
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    wow i wonder what i did when the site was down if you said CONCEPT DESIGN MORE OF OUR GYM LEADERS YOUD BE RIGHT!!!

    today we have our fire type leader enya and the steel type leader axel!! complete with fun character profiles and design reasonings like always

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    enya is the youngest child out of her four older brothers, but she's by far the best Pokémon trainer in the family, even snagging herself a spot in the regional Pokémon league as a gym leader. her parents are pyrotechnics workers, but since enya is too young to aid her parents in their job, she chooses to use her Pokémon's fiery passion as her fireworks show instead. she's a bit hotheaded, impatient and immature being a child, but knows when to get serious during a battle. despite her fire type specialty, she always complains about being cold and wears a heavy sweatshirt most the time. when she battles, you can expect her four elder brothers to be watching and cheering her on. she loves classical music and piping hot tea in a stark contrast to her loud personality.

    enya's design was a little odd tbh. but i chose to make her not look so "typical" fire type specialist?? she wears heavy clothing, and i imagine her hair to actually be blue instead of the usual red fire type specialists get!! but fire does burn blue when its hottest, so technically i have reason to do so lol. her two pigtails are supposed to look like little wisps/sparks of fire, and the ribbons are just to accent how adorable and small she is. it's hard to see here, but she wears a necklace as well. it was given to her by her brothers, and her gym badge hangs on that chain. not shown is her lower half, which has her wearing shorts that are almost hidden by her comically large sweater and mismatched socks as i really wanted her to look young. she may not be the pyrotechnic girl everyone wanted, but i thought having a younger gym leader who uses her Pokémon as her lights show as she's banned from her parent's job was interesting and lets be honest, she has a cute design!! all can be forgiven if you are cute


    axel is both the region's resident steel type gym leader and a knowledgeable guru of the automotive field. he runs his own shop in the heart of his home city fixing up cars, a job he loves just as much as his gym leader duties. he may appear scary and intimidating with his stern tone, but is very kind and often does not charge his patrons for their repair needs. his gym is located next door to his shop. he is rumored to have been a daring, restless soul in his teenage years as a street racer, but these claims are unconfirmed as of now: it would certainly explain where his love for cars came from, though. he appears to know maverick personally, and can often be found with the famous weatherman on the latter's rare days off.

    axel looks like your typical jerky auto guy, huh?? he's quite nice, but his design was mostly based on automotive factory workers. he wears gloves not shown and probably dirty jeans and boots: standard stuff. it would be funny if he wore his safety glasses during really intense battles...... like he knows its going down lol. maybe he doesn't have an "ace" Pokémon and sees his team as equally important parts, just like how a car needs many parts to function, and one is just as important as the other?? other than that there's not really much else to say, axel's design is pretty simple: but i think it's still effective. as to why axel and maverick are friends?? theres no actual reason considering maverick is representative of chicago and axel of detroit, which these cities have no actual connection/rivalry/anything. i just looked at them and thought "yeah theyd be friends"

    enyas design was pretty risky, but i think im a fan. our last two gym leaders we seem to have a decent idea on are audra (electric) and lachlan (water) so wait for the site to go down again to force me into crippling boredom only character design can solve /s
     
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    Definitely not what I was expecting with Enya, but I like it. Very cute and youthful. About her hair, how about the main part is blue but the pigtails are a hotter color? Like orange or white?

    Axel has that nice businessy look but doesn't look like a jerk, which is nice.

    However I now want to tweak Robin's (name and) design a bit as I originally described them as being childish as well. So how about their a little older, but good friends with Enya. To contrast Enya's loud personality, Robin is instead quieter and just wants to spread joy and make people happy.

    This does bring up the possible dilemma of having two young and inexperienced gym leaders. So either one of them needs to be made a bit older, or we need to implement a backstory of some sort so that one of them gets their gym before they're ready.

    Also, Maverick and Axel huh? I can see that.

    Actually, they brings up an interesting idea that I like; we should have the gym leaders know one another personally. We have Axel and Maverick being good friends (possibly lovers), and Enya and Robin being besties. Aurora could also have some sort of relationship with the two of them because of her personality and love of children.
     
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    @Captain Comet honestly one of the things i liked about hgss was how the gym leaders interacted with each other!! and as a person who religiously plays Pokémon masters and seeing how everyones personalities react, i love the idea of a league thats truly interconnected. its just so fun to see everyone be friends ^^ and honestly the idea of potentially making maverick and axel a thing is a poke at how gamefreak makes half of their eighth gym leaders since wallace Ambiguously Gay for someone else but the more i thought about it the more i kinda liked it oops

    our fairy kid could be around 15-17ish?? i think thats a good age range to be considered "young" in a typical Pokémon league filled with characters that appear to be adults, but not near the 10 year old minimum to train Pokémon. maybe theyre like enyas honorary big sibling?? that would be cute. wow enya has a lot of big siblings lol. i think once i start on the hell that will be colored digital refs enyas hair will make more sense too

    up next are the electric and water leaders as i think we like their names, so maybe i can make them connected in some way too. lachlan spends hours staring at a lake hoping to see a super rare Pokémon rumored to sleep there, and maybe audra is a person who doesnt believe in stupid myths like that and thinks hes an idiot for neglecting his gym to stare at water. but maybe audra leaves to dote on lachlan all the time because she lowkey hopes the myth is true and wants to see the Pokémon too?? she can be a big tsundere
     
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    TSUNDERE GYM LEADER LETS GOOOOOO!

    For some reason I think that just fits the typing and I don't know why. Why not go a step further with it and say she has a crush on Lachlan but he's so oblivious to her because of the myth that she gets annoyed?

    Now as for actual personality, how about she's an adrenaline junkie? She has no fear about anything, and is pretty reckless because of it. But she does take her duties as gym leader very seriously. Actually this makes me want to rework what I literally just said about her and Lachlan. Ahem.

    So Audra and Lachlan are childhood friends and have known each other for a long time. Lachlan loves myths and legends and is obsessed with the legend of [insert legendary name here] so much that he starts neglecting his duties as gym leader because of it. This annoys Audra, who takes great pride in her position as a gym leader, and constantly is trying to get Lachlan back in his gym. Now, this isn't to say Lachlan doesn't like being a gym leader. He still loves battling, but just gets carried away with this legend a lot. Secretly, Audra does actually love this aspect about him (as well as him in general), but she'll be dead in the ground before she reveals that to anyone.
     
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    audra: i love you
    lachlan: i love the legendary Pokémon too

    i was originally thinking about making them childhood friends..... glad that they just have That Vibe anyway lol. audra has always been the most serious of the two and lachlan lives in his own little fantasy world where hes surrounded by mythical Pokémon and is friends with all of them haha. if audra is a thrill seeker and she loves electric types, she can totally be a storm chaser because she loves how beautiful natures fury can be (and in turn she lets that insprire her all out force battle style)

    and little lachlan sits at the shores of the lake with his head in the clouds dreaming of being friends with this rumored mythical Pokémon while being totally oblivious to everything lol. he loves his job as gym leader but what if the Pokémon appears when hes at work?? he MUST see it, hence why everyone who wants his badge has to drag him back to his gym
     
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    HI IM BACK WITH MORE PLANT NAMES YALL ARE DOING GREAT

    firstly designs are top tier and also yall are really investing me in the rls of characters that dont exist huh!! so now im mad theres no content but also im impressed bc these characters dont even exist and yet i want to know more about them sooooo bad...!! i wanna see them talk and hang out!! so by extension im also very proud of u for doing that job right

    nyways im back for my true purpose. japanese names we will not even use but i am making anyways for funsies. i am sick of googling plants.

    2 by 2 pattern still going!! for enya i chose tsubaki (ツバキ) and its a rule breaker just like her design! tsubaki comes from 椿 which is the word for the camellia in japanese "its a plant whats the big deal" the only other word motif i came up with for name was the ki part which is supposed to be for 気 which typically means spirit or heart (as in putting heart into something). do you see it? or more specifically, do you NOT see it? her name has no mention to fire at all! i could lie about why i did it (i wanted to have her NOT EVEN IMPORTANT jp name to be as rulebreaking as her design) or i can tell the truth (fire only has so many readings) but w/e i think its cool

    axels name is tetsutsuji (テツツジ) and this is another fun one! like maverick, his name is a combo of a flower and a motif of his type specialty. in his case, his name is a combination of the japanese word for azalea (躑躅, tsutsuji) and iron (鉄, tetsu). do u see it? teTSUTSUJI? haha

    also a note: im all for maverick and axel being a thing HAHA and i just wanna note that while i picked the aster for mavericks name i did NOT know it symbolized love until i looked closer into flower meanings so. OOPS LOL nogitetsu real?? should i make ship names for non weird pairings when im done with the jp names ala giant pkmn ship list bc im honestly very into shipping history and culture esp in pkmn..... much to think about
     
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    Okay I've been brainstorming names for our brother/sister music duo. Tried to stick with the "names form a word" thing, but deviated a bit.

    Remi and Trixie (derived from "remix")

    Cole and Veronica (derived from "cover")

    Colin and Portia (derived from "composition")

    Troy and Bella (derived from "treble")

    Metro and Noma (derived from "metronome", courtesy of @Kecleon )

    Ryan and Melanie (derived from "rhyme" and "melody")

    Ugh this is hard.
     
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    hi just wanted yall to know that i do stalk the discord and see the convos there, and im vibing with remi and trixie along with everyone else!! of course it would have to be remy with a y because thats the masculine spelling of the name haha. remy IS a french name, so maybe these two are kalosian?? idk also i feel like remix is the most "standard" of all these words bc not everyone is gonna be a huge band nerd like me

    im still working on lachlan and audras designs (which are proving to be a little difficult in terms of making them look not bland) so while i stare at my paper, maybe we can work out the characters of remy and trixie!!

    so if theyre a duo they have to get along right?? well the "we're twins we're best friends!!" trope is lame and overrused so maybe they have a bit of tension. remy is the older bro and wants to focus on his own interests, and trixie is the clingy little sister who wont leave him alone and that creates a bit of a rift between them. but despite their weird relationship, they put their differences aside to create wonderful music!! it would also work for inter-league relationships, maybe we can have one gym leader as a huge fan of their duo act and they stream and buy all remy and trixies albums??

    also its painfully obvious their battle gimmick is both double battles and using moves that are sound based. maybe remys Pokémon are the strikers and trixies Pokémon are more supportive?? trixie can have her Pokémon use moves like sing and remy picks up the slack and starts his beatdown once your Pokémon are sitting ducks due to trixies........ tricks. aha i love that considering shes the psychic type leader
     
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    Ooooo I like that. Trixie can use stuff like sing, reflect, and heal pulse while Remy focuses and damage.

    In terms of personality, I definitely like the idea of Remy being the older brother and Trixie is the younger sister who doesn't want to leave his side. They may bicker a bit, but they do care deeply for each other. As for the possible Kalosian connection, I was going with the idea of hip-hop and rap for these two, and I don't know if being from Kalos - the region with a major theme of beauty - would fit that. But that could also be why they left. Like, they wanted to make this type of music, and moved somewhere where it has a bigger presence.
     
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    ive actually been to france before and along with some research i did earlier, rap and hip hop is a thing there!! tho its not as big as it is in america, so i'd totally buy them packing up and leaving for a region that likes their style of music better

    but anyway!! im surprised we've been hammering out all these gym leader designs and concepts and havent given them badges!! so ive thought of some badge names for everyone on the side. these wont be in any order bc we really have no order of how these leaders are fought except bootleg chicago is the 8th gym and the ice gym is probably earlier than it usually is in games

    the ice badge can be the blizzard badge!! its snow related this one was kinda easy. but it also references how aurora will just. stand in the middle of snowstorms and chill out (HAH)

    for flying, the gale badge!! a gale is another word for a strong wind, and given that maverick is the leader of essentially chicago, the windy city, it works. ive been to chicago a few times its VERY windy there. bring a jacket it gets cold

    the inferno badge is for fire!! finally something fire related about enya /j

    steel was another simple pick: the iron badge!! also funny it plays into the japanese name nonsense for axel lol. fun fact, did you know there have been just as many steel type champions as gym leaders if you count peony?? people give flax to dark types not having any gyms up until swsh but steel has 2 after 20 years wtf at least we have steven

    the lightning badge is for electric!! it fits audras hobby of chasing thunderstorms and watching the lightning, im so surprised a lightning badge HASNT existed yet

    for water, we have the ebb badge!! from the phrase ebb and flow, ebb means the movement of waves against the shore. lachlan is always watching the lake on its shore, so hes definitely seen tons of ebbing from the water. yes, large lakes ebb and flow just like the ocean trust me

    robin (or whatever their name is if we wanna change it) gets the fey badge. fey is another word for fairy. im so tired of these damn fairy badges named the fairy badge galar was VERY creative with their badges huh

    and thats all i have so far. remy and trixie hand out the same badge so im not sure what word works for both fighting and psychic, so feel free to brainstorm too!!
     
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    Ooooo badges. I MIGHT ACTULLY BE ABLE TO DRAW SOMETHING!

    I was thinking the Storm Badge for Audra but the names have the same vibe so if you prefer Lightning I'll go with that.

    How about the Beat Badge for Remy/Trixie? Because musical beats? Which are a big thing in rap? Idk

    Also I think Robin is just going to be their name at this point. We haven't come up with anything else and it works nicely.
     
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    Okay sorry for posting twice in a row but I got some badge designs! Please note: I am not an artist. Hopefully the point in all of these comes across right.

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    Alright here we go. First up is the Blizzard Badge. I wanted three snowflakes in a kind of uneven pattern. But then I realized snowflakes are incredibly hard to draw. Oh well.

    Next is the Gale Badge. The worst one of all of these, probably. I wanted wind how do I draw wind? Moving on.

    Next is the Firework Badge. I went with this concept instead of an Inferno Badge because I feel this reflects Enya's loud and energetic personality better.

    And here we have the Auto Badge. Changed from the Iron Badge because that's kind of generic and this reflects Axel's love of cars.

    Then it's the Lightning Badge or Storm Badge. Either name will work. Reflects Audra being a storm chaser.

    Sixth up is the Ebb Badge, which gives the Gale Badge a run for its money as being the worst one here. I wanted to make like a shoreline but that was hard to make a circle (making it a wide oval just looked weird) so I tried to make a whole lake or something and it just came out bad.

    Next up we have the Fable Badge or Storybook Badge. I changed this from the Get badge because to me Robin has a real fairy tale vibe going on and I don't really know why. Side note: we could throw that into their personality; they love fairy tales.

    And last we have the badge I don't have a name for. I came up with A way Badge before but this doesn't really work for that. As you can see, it represents both them being musicians and their respective types. I felt the type thing was an important thing to reference given that there is more than one of them. I mean the Trio Badge reflected there being three different gym leaders each with a different type, so this seemed like it should get the same treatment.

    Drawing is hard and I'm hungry now.
     
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    Bringing these ideas over from the Discord, we could put ourselves as NPCs in the world as an easter egg, or have the Elite 4 be the admins or something. Achromatic as Champion anyone? Signature Pokémon is a shiny Magikarp that has an actual moveset for some reason
     
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    wow been a while since ive checked this thread but w/e HI

    @ChocoChicken thats a fun idea!! we could all be emerald stevens and be secret bosses after the "main game" is over, maybe we could also add some other lv friends like trickster and lovebird?? ofc this would have no effect on the "main story" bc this kinda counts as an inside joke and as someone who wrote a 100k word fanfiction that tried to be serious but was half inside jokes....... those never turn out well!! ben and ryan level 100 double battle or bust
     
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    wow im back again but this time to post some VERY COOL THINGS and by that i mean COLORED CONCEPT ART FOR SOME OF THE GYM LEADERS!!!!!

    meroi leaders 1.png aurora and maverick!! dont you just want to give aurora a big hug??? i love her soft blue eyes and the ombre hair!! and cmon why wouldnt i give the oddball heterochromia and also none of his colors match this boy just doesnt know what fashion is nor will he bother to learn. u go mav


    meroi leaders 2.png some new faces have joined smash!! still a better love story than twilight

    design notes: i can hear u screaming "AUDRA DOESNT LOOK ELECTRIC TYPE ENOUGH HER HAIR IS PURPLE!!!!" yes it is!! lightning can come in all colors, and purple lightning is the hottest. it fits with her stern and no nonsense personality!! also all but ONE electric leader in the games is blonde. they are ALL blonde. no more blonde electric trainers thats really all the reason i did this. and lachan is just a little cute LOOK AT HIM HES SO HAPPY but uuuh obvious sailor motif is obvious

    and since these two havent been posted yet: FUN BIOS!!!

    audra is meroi's electric type gym leader, and a former weathercaster on the biggest news show in the region. audra is a very serious young woman and prefers to not waste any time she could be using to better her skills. she's a bit reckless and is a thrill-seeker. her favorite hobby to get the adrenaline pumping is storm chasing, and she claims to have been struck by lightning when she was a little girl, which sparked her love for electric type Pokémon. she's been friends with lachlan since their childhood days, and although lachlan's airheaded personality and constant trips to the lakeside annoy audra as a hard worker, she secretly enjoys following him to the lake and berating him: only as an excuse to spend more time with him and she may even be starting to believe his fairy tales. although she hates admitting it, she considers lachlan her best friend and one day wants him to realize her true feelings.

    not much to say on her design because i did so already. but lore wise: she was the weathercaster before maverick replaced her!! she left her job because she found it limiting her time training with her Pokémon, and she would rather chase storms instead of pointing at a map of them. also she wanted more time to berate and secretly crush on lachan what a tsundere


    lachlan is the airheaded but powerful water type gym leader of meroi. however, he spends far more time sitting at the lakeside than at his gym. a fan of mythology since his school days, he became enamored with the tale of a mythical Pokémon sleeping at the bottom of the lake and awaits the day the Pokémon rises so he can become friends with it. his family moved to meroi from hoenn's sootopolis city when he was young and never had many friends growing up, so he loves when audra, his childhood friend, comes and visits him at the lake, not a care to the world of her demands to take his job more seriously. he's easy going and has a go with the flow personality and doesn't seem to realize audra's feelings. despite his aloof demeanor, he and his Pokémon enjoy water skiing together. he actually holds the region's record for the fastest person to water ski the length of the lake he loves: no doubt he was on the lookout for his fabled Pokémon.

    LACHLAN IS MY SON HE IS SO CUTE!!!!! but idk i thought it would be cool to explain lachlan's interest of a rumored mythical Pokémon under a lake would be to have him come from a city with a big historical relevance: water and legends, it can only be sootopolis!! hence his design choices i never explained because i was busy screaming about how CUTE he is. aqua and blue...... remind you of some certain gym leaders in the hoenn region?? but the sailor motif is super prominent here also another case of "TOO MANY WATER LEADERS HAVE BLUE HAIR" so i didnt give him blue hair lol


    on an aside im not sure exactly how old these two are....... theyre def teenagers, at least 16 because how else did audra get a job lol. but this is Pokémon world and we can pretend laws dont exist
     
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    I love how much of a serious and sassy vibe Audra gives off. The purple hair was unexpected but I think it works well. AND LACHLAN IS SO HAPPY. Sootopolis does work really well as a background and I kind of find it funny that three of our nine gym leaders are from different regions.

    As for the age thing, I imagine them in about their mid-twenties. I mean, Audra has to be old enough to have been a weathercaster for a bit, and then quit. And Lachlan is around the same age so...

    Now on to a completely new idea. This is kind of branching off of @DemonicKraken wanting the champion to just be some apathetic kid who's strong but really doesn't care about anything. I don't really know how it branched off of that but it did.

    Basically, my idea for the champion is that they're kind of quietly arrogant. Like they're not super vocal about it, but still definitely give off that "we both know I'm better than you" vibe. They don't really have too much story presence, unlike pretty much every champion that has existed so far. They pop up once or twice, possibly showing off their strength at one point, but they're not really a protagonist. But once the player beats them, they aren't dumbfounded by it and accept the loss pretty well. In short, imagine a combination of Blue and Gladion, but older.

    Now for a follow-up idea, how about to make up for the champion not being story significant, we give that role to the Elite Four members? I mean, none of the Elite Four members have ever been remotely important in the games unless you count Lance retroactively. It would be interesting to have them pop up more and talk about the champion as this mysterious person who's super strong but doesn't really pay attention to other people. Like how you have that edgy quiet kid in school and people talk about him as if he was an urban legend because he's so mysterious.

    Also I think the easter egg LV members should be other NPCs and not anyone in the Pokémon League.
     

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